Painting with Pissarro - a lesson on still life!

To give the children a fresh challenge this week we set up a still life scene inspired by Pissarro's late works. We wanted the children to really look hard at what they were going to paint, to take on board the artist's colour palette and to understand the shape and forms of the fruit, flowers and objects we had arranged. Their response was amazing. The each chose a few objects to start sketching in oil pastel first before embarking on their painted masterpieces. For a group of such young artists we were really bowled over by their works this week!